Afterworld. Brent Friedman’s Afterworld is a episodic web series about the last man on the planet, and it uses a mix of animation and stills to showcase a world in which the population has mysteriously vanished.
A total web page environment with an ongoing plot told in 5 minute episodes, the plot is addicting and the design elements are really well done. I especially like the journal, a really nice touch.
Okay, so not really South Park, but Trey Parker and Matt Stone did find some time to animate some audio recordings from the late comparative religion and philosophy great Alan Watts, and the results are a great mash of South Park-esque brilliance and dazzling insight on the human mind.
To the right is the “Prickles & Goo” short, but head into the extended for more animated Alan Watts goodness.
For more on Watts and his work, you should check out the official (?) webpagee, which breaks down his lectures and seminars into podcasts.
Ticklebooth ran the fantastic clip for Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot’s iconic ‘Comic Strip’ yesterday, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m a big fan of Gainsbourg from way back, and was just recently talking about his awesomeness (an awesomeness that’s been passed along to his daughter Charlotte. Seriously… get her album.) the other night. So for my pals John & Whitney, here’s the video for ‘Comic Strip’.
As an added bonus, here’s the infamous Gainsbourg encounter with Whitney Houston from a 1988 French television appearance: